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Off-duty Chicago cop charged with kneeling on teen's back in video

(CNN)A Chicago police sergeant was found guilty of felony six weeks after a video showing a 14-year prison sentence was released. He was charged Thursday with obstruction of justice and aggravated battery. An older boy lies prone on his knees after hours in Parkridge, Illinois, according to the Parkridge Police Department.

According to a criminal complaint filed on August 18, his 49-year-old Michael Viterraro, who has been with the Chicago Police Department since 2000, said his son's bike was stolen from a local library. , I got information that it was seen at a nearby Starbucks. Cook County leading to prosecution.

An off-duty cop drove his son to a Starbucks and saw his son's bike leaning against a pole on the sidewalk. According to the criminal complaint, he "waited in his car to observe who stole the bicycle."

His 14-year-old boy, identified as J.N. sat on his bike until he got off and went to move Viterraro's son's bike.

"When J.N. touched the bicycle, the defendant, who had just exited the vehicle, approached J.N., grabbed J.N.'s forearm, and pushed J.N. to the ground," the complaint said.

According to the complaint, Viterraro pushed the boy to the ground and restrained him with his knees on J.N.'s back.

Video surveillance footage from Starbucks and other businesses in the area showed that the person riding the bike was not him, according to the J.N. complaint.

"Instead, before J.N. arrived on his bike, his bike was already there," the document states.

CNN obtained video footage of the incident from a lawyer representing the boy's family. One of his friends filmed the video. The video also shows a group of boys trying to separate the off-duty sergeant from his 14-year-old boy.

Vitellaro called his 911 and asked for backup assistance, according to the complaint. According to the incident video and complaint, he did not let his knees off the boy's back until a bystander questioned him. I was upset.

CNN has reached out to Chicago Police and his lawyer for Vitellaro for comment.

Viterraro was released from Park on Thursday.

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, J.N. family attorney Antonio Romanucci said: anything.

"There is absolutely no room in our community for this," the boy's mother said at a press conference today. "This is a situation where [J.N.] faced something terrible. He was the only brown boy there. It's part of how we handle things as a family."[36]

A special condition of Viterraro's bail is that he does not contact J.N. He or his family, according to the complaint.

Viterraro said he is scheduled to appear in court on September 8th.